Known for her bold characterizations and powerful voice, Denver, Colorado native Ruth L. Carver is quickly gaining recognition as a soprano on the rise. Her voice is especially suited to Italian and German repertoire, and after a concert with the Elysium Between Two Continents festival in Bernried, Germany, the regional newspaper Münchner Merkur praised her for her “dark, romantic voice.” On a program of Liszt lieder, and her performance was singled out for her “truly rich and variegated tone” (kcmetropolis.org).
Ms. Carver has won over audiences in concert at the Austrian Cultural Forum and (le) poisson rouge in New York, and as a soloist at venues throughout Colorado. Ruth received a 2015 Allied Arts, Inc. career development grant. She is a touring and teaching artist with Central City Opera and in 2016 made her role debut as Donna Anna with Boulder Opera’s Don Giovanni. She was a semi finalist in the 2018 Mildred Miller competition. In 2019, Ruth worked with New York Dramatic Voices and joined Loveland Opera Theater as the Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors. In 2020 she was thrilled to be contracted with Opera Steamboat, Opera Fort Collins, and Union Avenue Opera.
An avid arts advocate, Carver has written about classical music for online music journals and created out-of-the-box opera programs for Opera on Tap and other groups. She is a registered yoga teacher and is certified in YogaVoice, and holds degrees from Vassar College, the Peabody Conservatory, and the University of Missouri-Kansas City.